Advanced WordPress Course

Expand your skills and knowledge in this advanced WordPress course. Develop greater control over your sites appearance, functionality and performance and explore the most trusted free and premium WordPress plugins and resources for taking your website to the next level.

Design new page layouts using advanced page builders and explore ways to modify your theme. Create advanced menu systems and improve your position in Google search results.

Build advanced features such as eCommerce stores, integrate with social media and mailing lists such as MailChimp, embed media elements including audio and Google Maps and ensure embedded videos are responsive and accessible.

Speed up the loading time of your web pages for a better visitor experience.

Are you thinking of creating a new site? Learn how to install WordPress on your computer, export and import site content and create your own child themes. Should you wish to install WordPress on your laptop, please bring it to training.

Attending our WordPress Essentials or equivalent is required to book this course.

  • Training Modules (Overview only)

    • Managing Site Content
    • Images, Videos, Audio
    • Advanced Plugins
    • Creating a Child Theme
    • SEO Essentials
    • Social Network Integration
    • EDM's / Newsletters
    • eCommerce Overview
    • Modifying your Theme
    • Introduction to Page Builders
    • Setting up a Staging Server
    • Increasing Site Speed
  • What You Get

    • Free Course Resit
    • 12 Months Access to Help Desk
    • No Risk! Money Back Guarantee
    • Choice of Mac or PC
    • Designed Course eBook
    • Certified Industry Experienced Trainers
    • Professional Training Environment
    • Small Classes (average 4 to 8)
    • High Frequency of Courses

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Price: 540+GST
$486+GST
1 Day | 9am - 4:30pm

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Course Outline

Managing Site Content

  • Export Content from WordPress
  • Import Content to WordPress
  • Create & Edit Reusable Content Blocks
  • Manage Reusable Content Blocks

Images, Videos, Audio

  • Edit Images in WordPress
  • Upload and Embed Audio
  • Embed Videos from YouTube & Vimeo
  • Make Videos Responsive & Fast Loading
  • Embed Google Maps

Advanced Plugins

  • Testing Plugins & Themes
  • Create an Advanced Form
  • Create an Advanced Menu
  • Create a Sticky Side Menu

Creating a Child Theme

  • Create a Child Theme with a Plugin
  • Create & Import a Child Theme
  • Edit a Child Theme
  • Design & Edit in a Browser

SEO Essentials

  • SEO Fundamentals
  • Recommended SEO Plugins
  • Create Title & Description Tags
  • WordPress SEO by Yoast

Social Network Integration

  • Integrate WordPress with Social Media
  • Link to Social Media Profiles
  • Embed a Facebook Feed

EDM’s / Newsletters

  • Automatic List Building
  • Privacy Considerations

eCommerce Overview

  • eCommerce Considerations
  • Getting Started with WooCommerce
  • Easy Digital Downloads
  • Payment Gateway Considerations

Modifying your Theme (Introduction)

  • Editing a Theme Template
  • Working with Google Fonts
  • Using Icon Libraries (Font Awesome)

Introduction to Page Builders

  • Use a Premium Page Builder
  • Use Page Builder Templates
  • Create New Page Layouts
  • Manage Page Layouts

Setting up a Staging Server

  • Benefits of Staging Servers
  • Local Servers: MAMP/WAMP/Flywheel
  • Install WordPress
  • Review the WordPress File System
  • Site Management via CPanel
  • Move a WordPress Site

Increasing Site Speed

  • Test your Site Speed
  • Cache Site Assets
  • Optimise Images & Video
  • Code Optimisation Plugins
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